Affiliate Disclaimer – We earn from qualifying purchases.
If you are looking where in your bank account to ‘Buy Bitcoin’ — you won’t find a button that makes it fast or easy.
NO big Canadian banks or brokers directly sell Bitcoin to their customers.
These banks and brokers that are NOT directly selling Bitcoin are:
- BMO Investorline
Instead to buy Bitcoin in Canada you need to use a cryptocurrency exchange like Shakepay, Newton or NDAX.
There are a few steps in the process.
A few new accounts to create.
Some new apps to download and a few new things to learn.
But it is something most people should easily be able to do.
MoonBanking.com has a list of Canadian banks and their crypto friendliness.
The basic 3 step process to buy Bitcoin directly in Canada is:
- Interac e-transfer Canadian $ dollars from bank account to a crypto exchange
- Download a wallet
- Exchange and send Bitcoin from exchange to your wallet
After you have setup and verified your exchange accounts, and backed up your wallet seed phrase this process of buying Bitcoin only takes a few minutes.
Stocks & ETF’s
If you are looking for exposure to Bitcoin in your TFSA or other brokerage accounts — check out: Bitcoin Treasuries. A list of ETFs and publicly traded companies stocks / securities that hold or are involved in Bitcoin, blockchain and crypto.
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute financial advice. Always conduct your own research before making any investment decisions.
Errors or corrections? Contact Us.
HowToBuyBitcoin101.com is basic how-to crypto guides, reviews, and information for beginners to get started with cryptocurrency in Canada. Personal investment disclosure: I am long BTC & ETH. I take profits when I feel like it. I trade altcoins in hot markets. NOT investment advice. Investing in cryptocurrency is risky. Do your own research.
Seen in: Finbold, CoinMarketCap, and TheBitTimes.com